Western Digital’s UFS 3.0 EFD Empowers 5G Mobility

Turbo Sequential Write Speed and High Capacities Maximize User
Experience in the 5G Era

Digital Corp.
(NASDAQ: WDC) is enriching smartphone users’ mobile
experience in the 5G era with a new embedded flash drive (EFD) that
provides the speed and capacity necessary to maximize the capabilities
of ultra-high-end smartphones and mobile devices. Built on the company’s
advanced 96-layer 3D NAND, the iNAND®
MC EU511
supports Universal Flash Storage (UFS) 3.0 Gear 4/2 Lane
specifications. The advanced iNAND SmartSLC Generation 6 propels turbo
sequential write speeds up to 750MB/s*, enabling a 2-hour movie download
in only 3.6 seconds1.

The 5G standard promises ultra-fast transfer speeds, low latency, lower
power consumption and high network capacities for all mobile and edge
devices. These capabilities necessitate the high-speed data interfaces,
such as UFS 3.0, transforming not only smartphones but billions of
interconnected Internet of Things (IoT) devices.

“Smartphones are increasingly becoming the hub of all things connected,”
said Oded Sagee, senior director, Devices, Western Digital. “High speed
5G networks are set to deliver data at up to 100X the speed of previous
generations and amplify AI on many devices. Artificial Intelligence (AI)
powered by integrated neural processing units (NPU) with access to big
and fast data will transform how we use our smartphones. Real-time
computing on the edge will be in such high demand that high standards of
data capturing and accessing are fundamental. With our UFS 3.0 embedded
flash drive, we are enabling users to experience the new power of 5G
applications, on-demand, seamlessly and instantaneously.”

Powered by the higher performance of a UFS 3.0 flash interface, 5G
mobile devices will provide greater performance and lower latency for
applications such as augmented reality, virtual reality (AR/VR) and
mobile gaming. Additionally, high network speeds will enable consumers
to quickly download and view ultra-high-resolution photos and 4K/8K
media on mobile devices.

Ready for 5G devices with iNAND® MC EU511 EFD

The iNAND MC EU511 leads the industry with turbo sequential write speed
up to 750MB/s and sequential read speed that is nearly double its
predecessor. With increased random read/write performance and capacities
ranging from 64GB to 512GB, iNAND MC EU511 is ready to empower mobile
devices for the coming 5G revolution. Western Digital is currently
sampling the iNAND MC EU511 EFD solutions with OEMs. For more
information, visit the website: Western

About Western Digital

Western Digital creates environments for data to thrive. The company is
driving the innovation needed to help customers capture, preserve,
access and transform an ever-increasing diversity of data. Everywhere
data lives, from advanced data centers to mobile sensors to personal
devices, our industry-leading solutions deliver the possibilities of
data. Western Digital® data-centric solutions are comprised of the
Western Digital®, G-Technology™, SanDisk®, Upthere™ and WD® brands.

© 2019 Western Digital Corporation or its affiliates. All rights

Western Digital, the Western Digital logo, and iNAND are registered
trademarks or trademarks of Western Digital Corporation or its
affiliates in the U.S. and/or other countries. All other marks are the
property of their respective owners.

Product specifications subject to change without notice. Pictures shown
may vary from actual products. Not all products are available in all
regions of the world.

* 1MB=1,000,000 bytes. Based on internal testing.

Forward-Looking Statements

This news release contains certain forward-looking statements, including
the expected availability, benefits, capacities, features, performance,
pricing and versions of the iNAND MC EU511 UFD. There are a number of
risks and uncertainties that may cause these forward-looking statements
to be inaccurate including, among others: changes to specifications from
standards organizations, volatility in global economic conditions;
business conditions and growth in the storage ecosystem; impact of
competitive products and pricing; market acceptance and cost of
commodity materials and specialized product components; actions by
competitors; unexpected advances in competing technologies; our
development and introduction of products based on new technologies and
expansion into new data storage markets; risks associated with
acquisitions, mergers and joint ventures; difficulties or delays in
manufacturing; and other risks and uncertainties listed in the company’s
filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission (the “SEC”),
including the company’s most recently filed periodic report, to which
your attention is directed. You should not place undue reliance on these
forward-looking statements, which speak only as of the date hereof, and
the company undertakes no obligation to update these forward-looking
statements to reflect subsequent events or circumstances.

1 Based on H.265 compression and 4.5GB file size.


T. Peter Andrew
Western Digital Corporation
Investor Relations

Heather Skinner Davis
Western Digital Corporation

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